After contracting the novel coronavirus last week, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was admitted to a hospital as a precautionary measure.
Tendulkar, who turns 48 later this month, was previously quarantined at home after testing positive for a virus after experiencing slight symptoms.
“As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised,” he said on Friday on Twitter. “I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone,” he added.
Thank you for your wishes and prayers. As a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home in a few days. Take care and stay safe everyone.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 2, 2021
Wishing all Indians & my teammates on the 10th anniversary of our World Cup 🇮🇳 win.
In 2013, the former Indian captain retired from professional cricket after a fruitful 24-year career that included an unrivaled 100 international centuries.
He lives in Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, a Western Indian state that has been hardest hit by a COVID-19 revival.
On Friday, Maharashtra had 43,183 new cases, with Mumbai, the country’s financial capital, posting 8,646 – both records for single-day infections.
On Friday, India recorded 81,466 new COVID-19 infections, the highest daily number in six months, as a second wave of the coronavirus hit several states.